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4 Ice Rinks you can’t miss in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on February 11th, 2020
When you’re known as the “Original Hockey Town, USA,” you’re bound to have a handful of ice rinks that have played host to entertainment for decades. From hockey to figure skating to free-skating, Sault Ste. Marie has an ice rink for everyone. In all, the Soo boasts five rinks. Two are owned b… read more..

Cherishing Christmas Memories in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on December 24th, 2019
Whether it’s carolers going door to door spreading joy, horse-drawn carriage rides downtown to go shopping or gazing at one of the city’s many Christmas trees over the years, Sault Ste. Marie has been home to many holiday memories. Just as the city cherishes its history, it has also made sure thi… read more..
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5 Books by Local Authors to Read this Winter

Posted on December 16th, 2019
On Jan. 1, 2020, Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, will announce the 45th Banished Words List – a collection of misused, over-used, and useless words that offend the literary senses. More than a gimmick, the annual list reflects the well-earned literary spunk of this… read more..
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6 All-Season Historic Sites to Visit in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on November 5th, 2019
The city of Sault Ste. Marie was established in 1668 by Jesuit missionaries and since then has become a destination filled with historical significance. As the weather begins to cool, the trees shed their leaves and snow begins to fall, take a trip to Sault Ste. Marie to discover the stories that lie w… read more..

Lake Superior’s history on display at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Posted on October 23rd, 2019
Lake Superior is known for its unimaginable amount of fresh water, beautiful coast line spanning across three states and a Canadian province, and a wicked temper only rivaled by the lake’s own vast expanse. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum offers reflection and education on the “Big Lake’s… read more..

Historical Cemeteries of Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on October 16th, 2019
As the days grow shorter and the darkness closes in earlier and earlier, it is easy for our minds to wander toward spooky thoughts and locations. The crisp October breeze makes the hairs on your arms stand, and the thought of the departed, who didn’t get the fond farewell that they deserve, make… read more..

Are there haunted locations in Sault Ste. Marie?

Posted on October 9th, 2019
Having over 350 years of history is a badge of honor and nothing to make light of for the folks of Sault Ste. Marie. But with such a storied past, there is bound to be something dark… For 20 years now the Upper Peninsula Research Society (UPPRS [pronounced Yoopers]) has been investigating things that… read more..
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Clyde’s or the West Pier? Two Soo classics to pick from

Posted on August 6th, 2019
Ketchup or gravy on a pasty? Pan-fried or deep-fried Whitefish? A hamburger from Clyde’s Drive-In or one from the West Pier Drive-In? These are the questions that divide people in the Upper Peninsula, and have defined generations of residents and visitors to the Eastern Upper Peninsula. This is… read more..
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The Poe Lock turns 50

Posted on June 26th, 2019
Often cited as one of the most integral parts of the United States’ entire economic infrastructure, the modern-day Poe Lock is celebrating 50 years of providing the means for massive freighters to traverse into and out of Lake Superior. The current Poe Lock measures 1,200 feet long, 110 feet wide… read more..